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Commissioners meet new veterans services officer
Knute Nelson celebrates 70 years
Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, April 24
Charges dropped against Bio Corp
Student takes second in statewide speech event
Track and Field: Lakers and Knights compete at Benson Invite
Softball: Lakers split doubleheader with Melrose
Track and field: A-B-E throwers stand out in Barnesville
Baseball: Silverstreaks take opener over Milaca
Softball: Knights sweep doubleheader against WHN
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Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Hunters, farmers talk deer management in Glenwood
Fishing Hall of Famer to host seminar on May 2
An awesome opening weekend
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
Lillian "Toby" Minnerath
Walter "Wally" Englund
Paul L. Sand
Virgil M. Zins
Andrew Paul Slavik
1918: Alexandria soldier dies at sea
LETTER: Tasty food, good cause
IN THE KNOW: Tourism puts money in your pockets
EDITORIAL: Herberger's closing not all doom and gloom
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Herberger's founded in Osakis by 19-year-old
Mall-goers mourn store closings
Challenging times for mall: Manager says it still has a future
Foreclosure notice filed against mall
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April 19, 2013
Local schools to get fix-ups
On Monday, the Alexandria School Board approved spending about $667,000 on capital improvements, deferred maintenance, and health and safety projects next school year district-wide. Projects vary from landscaping, sidewalks and kitchen exhaust improvements to remote door locks installation,...
April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
April 18, 2013
Wintry weather closes some schools early
The heavy snowfall is causing some schools in the area to close early today, Thursday. As of 1:15 p.m., Osakis school is closing at 1:40 p.m. and Minnewaska Schools at 1:30 p.m. Douglas County remains under a winter weather advisory until 10 a.m. on Friday. Snow accumulations of...
April 18, 2013 - 1:17pm
April 11, 2013
UPDATE 7:35 A.M.: Winter storm closes schools in area
Yet another winter storm has closed or delayed schools in the Douglas County area today, Thursday. As of 7:35 a.m., the following schools in the area are closed: Alexandria, Brandon, Evansville, Osakis, Parkers Prairie, Minnewaska and West Central Area. Douglas County remains under...
April 11, 2013 - 6:57am
March 29, 2013
Snow days revise Alexandria School District calendar
At the regular board meeting scheduled for April 15, the Alexandria School District 206 Board of Education is expected to take action to approve a revised 2012-13 school calendar as a result of school cancellations due to inclement weather. Since the start of the school year, the...
March 29, 2013 - 12:00am
March 18, 2013
Blizzard conditions force local schools to close, March 18
Another blast of severe winter weather has hit the region. Area schools are closed today, Monday, March 18 due to blizzard conditions: Alexandria Dist 206, Osakis, Brandon, Evansville, Minnewaska Area Schools, Parkers Prairie, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, West Central Area and Morris-Cyrus. Alexandria...
March 18, 2013 - 5:25am
March 13, 2013
Out and about: St. Agnes School hosts annual fundraiser
A fun, festive carnival atmosphere drew dozens of families to the annual St. Agnes School fundraiser on Sunday in Osakis. Children were lined...
March 13, 2013 - 12:00am
March 8, 2013
Lawmakers aim to curb bullying in schools
March 8, 2013 - 12:00am
March 6, 2013
Local farmer wins $2,500 for schools
Andy Siira of Brandon was selected as a winner in America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win a $2,500 donation to direct to their favorite local nonprofit organizations.
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
February 11, 2013
Alexandria, area schools closed
Alexandria schools are closed today, as are schools in Ashby, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska, Osakis, Parkers Prairie and West Central Area.
February 11, 2013 - 7:52am
January 23, 2013
Farmers support local schools
For the second consecutive year, America's Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will give Minnesota farmers the opportunity to enhance math and science programs in their communities. Now until April 15, farmers can nominate a local public school district...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
December 19, 2012
School safety is top priority
Local school leaders want the community to know they've prepared the best they can to protect students. In the wake of last Friday's horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, District 206 Superintendent Terry Quist told the Echo Press that school...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
November 16, 2012
Alexandria School District 206 recognized for student performance
Alexandria School District 206 is one of 11 Minnesota school districts being honored by the College Board with a place on the third annual AP District Honor Roll. The district earned the honor for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement coursework while maintaining...
November 16, 2012 - 12:00am
November 9, 2012
Cities, schools elect their leaders
The votes have been tallied and the top vote-getters in local towns and school board races are likely preparing for their first-go at public office or settling in for another term. This article reports results on contested races in: Brandon, Carlos, Garfield, Kensington, Miltona,...
November 9, 2012 - 12:00am
September 7, 2012
The write approach
The handwriting is on the wall. But if you don't know how to write cursive, you're probably not going to be able to read it. That's why Handwriting...
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am
Osakis Public Schools hire six new employees
Five new teachers and a new school district head bookkeeper are on staff at the Osakis Public Schools for the start of the new school year. They are Jennifer Halvorson, second grade long term substitute; Kate Hubert, learning disabilities teacher for grades 8-12; Tera Larson, Early...
September 7, 2012 - 12:00am